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Agile Book Club: Let's share our books and insights

  • Sep 25, 2013 · 6:00 PM

Bring in your favourite Agile books and share them with others.

We'll bring agile books that have influenced us and share why.

First part will be a series of short inro's to the books where you and I take 1-2 minutes to present the book, explain it's big idea and why it means something to us personally.

Then we can break into book club groups and have more in depth discussions.








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  • Edmund O.

    Better late than never, I've found the reference about how project management moved away from an iterative approach (cf the Manhattan Project) to one that emphasised control and was 'relegated to an "order taker niche"'. Makes for fascinating reading:

    October 20, 2013

  • Craig W B.

    Can someone post the photo of the whiteboard

    October 2, 2013

  • Edmund O.

    Bruce Webster has just posted a nice article called "The 5 books every IT manager should read right now", which is a good summary of the seminal software engineering texts -- The Mythical Man-Month is on there of course! Funny how we have to relearn the same lessons time and again.

    October 2, 2013

    • Ella G.

      Very interesting. Thanks Edmund.

      October 2, 2013

  • Ed W.

    Great to have a smaller Meetup that focussed on quality knowledge sharing amongst practitioners.

    September 27, 2013

  • Ella G.

    Although I only started reading my first Agile book and thought that I had nothing to offer, I still decided to come to yesterday's meeting. I am very happy that I did.
    - I learned about many interesting titles I hadn't heard of.
    - I discovered that your perspective is wider and you talk not only about Agile books.
    - I really liked the questions and discussions between presenting the books.
    - Of course :-) I liked timeboxing the speakers' presentations and the structure of the meeting, and beer afterwards as well.
    - The feeling I had during the meeting could be best described as: "Wow, I have found people in IT who still read books, and it looks like they do it regularly, Wow! I am glad that I have joined this group."

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Edmund O.

    Great to share insights and ideas last night with everyone. Here's the details of the book I brought along:
    "Power: Why Some People Have It-and Others Don't", Jeffrey Pfeffer

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meeting you all last night. I think I'm going to like living in Melbourne. :-)

    My book;
    Directing the Agile Organization: A Lean Approach to Business Management:

    The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable:

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Victor Z.

    Sorry I can't make it today. Will do next one.

    September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it. I'll also being my book :-)

    September 2, 2013

  • Craig W B.

    Local author and founder of this group; Martin Karns has this book out: Agile Transitions

    July 26, 2013

  • Craig W B.

    My books I want to share are

    Michael Sahota's "An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture"

    Tobias Mayer's "The People's Scrum"

    June 24, 2013

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